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SportTech 2019: Registration now open for 22 May event at Lord’s

OTT, social media and live streaming will take centre stage on 22 May when SVG Europe brings its SportTech 2019 conference to Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The specially curated one-day event will examine how these new forms of distribution are changing the landscape for televised sport. Topics to be addressed include user experience and […]  More

Video Interview: Sony’s Mark Grinyer on sports production in the cloud

In conversation with Martin Standford during Football Summit 2019, Sony head of live production services Mark Grinyer provides an update on how the cloud can be used for sports production and offers insights into Sony’s plans for virtualised production technology.   To view more video content from the Football Summit, visit the dedicated Football Summit […]  More

First foray into eSports broadcasting for The FA finds eLions Champions ready for FIFA eNations Cup

With London set to host the inaugural FIFA eNations Cup from 13 to 14 April 2019, the Football Association (FA) found itself with just six weeks to pull together an eSports competition that would decide who England’s first eLions would be. Esmond Blake, senior manager for commercial strategy at The FA, has been looking into […]  More

BT Sport and Sunset+Vine to produce Amazon’s Premier League football coverage

Amazon Prime Video has contracted BT Sport and its football production partner Sunset+Vine to produce both its studio and live action match-day coverage of the Premier League. The deal, won via a competitive tender, will comprise of live coverage of two full fixture rounds – the first December midweek round and the Boxing Day round […]  More

Quantum’s Lerner talks NVMe for making sports broadcast storage smarter for 4K and 8K

Storage has never been a sexy subject, but sometimes those behind the technology in sports broadcast manage to make it so. Quantum, provider of scalable tiered storage plus archive and data protection, has spoken to SVG Europe about the latest technology it is employing to provide technology for capturing, sharing, managing and preserving digital assets […]  More

Bigger and better NBC Sports production for The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass

NBC Sports Group’s annual pilgrimage to the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass arrived early this year, with The Players Championship shifting from May to March as part of the revamped 2019 PGA Tour golf calendar. The Peacock also had a new partner in covering golf’s unofficial ‘fifth major’ last week, collaborating with new Comcast-owned sibling […]  More

Sports Graphics Forum: How technology Is democratising high-end graphic design

Not too long ago, augmented reality (and mixed reality) graphics were a feature reserved for the highest end of sports television productions boasting the biggest budgets. Now, with broadcasters and other content creators leveraging super-advanced gaming engines like Unreal Engine and Unity, this segment of the creative business is becoming more democratised. Those behind the […]  More

Red Bee Media to provide IMDb ratings for Swisscom TV Services

Red Bee Media has been chosen to provide IMDb ratings for Swisscom’s television offering on TV Box, TV Air Web and TV Air Mobile Apps. The ratings will be provided for movies and television shows on linear channels and for Teleclub On Demand Content on each service. Swisscom is the first European entity to enlist […]  More

FIA World Rally Championship expands coverage capabilities for 2019 with LiveU

Following a successful test at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland last August WRC Promoter, the company responsible for commercial aspects of the FIA World Rally Championship, has decided to use LiveU technology across 10 rallies this year. LiveU has already helped bring enhanced coverage of Rallye Monte-Carlo and Rally Sweden to viewers in 2019, with another […]  More